Special Needs Fund

Special Needs Fund LogoThere are about 50,000 children in the foster care system in Los Angeles, most of whom have few, if any, financial resources. These children are eligible for financial assistance for special needs through the Special Needs Fund.

This fund was established in 2000 at the California Community Foundation to meet “special needs” — vital components of growing up that are out of reach for children in the foster care system. Special needs of the past have included: an article of clothing, a pair of glasses, limited dental care and tickets to a baseball game.

This fund is designed to fill in where no other resources are available to meet the needs of foster children. Judicial officers, attorneys and social workers may nominate a child in foster care for a grant up to $600 to supply childhood essentials.

Help us continue meeting the needs of these children.

The Special Needs Fund is a fiscal sponsorship fund of CCF Community Initiatives Fund, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation operated, supervised and controlled by the California Community Foundation.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Special Needs Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.

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